WINNER – UNDERGRADUATE NARRATIVE AWARD

Congratulations to Queen’s University student Zoe Lau, winner of the 2018 Undergraduate Narrative Award for Palliative Medicine. We have invited Ms. Lau to personally share her narrative at the 2019 Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Conference in Calgary (May 23 – 25, 2019). She will also receive a cash prize of $500, generously sponsored by Pallium Canada. We have also encouraged her to submit her narrative for potential publication.

Each year the award also recognizes a palliative care physician who has shown an enduring commitment to the integration of the arts and humanities into the practice of palliative medicine. This year’s honouree is Dr. Lyle Galloway from the University of Calgary.

Thank you to all entrants and to the 2018 judging committee: Margaret Cottle (CSPCP Undergraduate Education Committee), Lyle Galloway (Honoree, U. of Calgary), Carol-Ann Courneya (Advisor), Cori Schroder (CSPCP Awards Committee), and Barbara Sibbald (CMAJ).

For detailed information about this award, see the Awards Page on this web site.

Letter from COS, CPA and CSPCP re Atropine: Update

(Update: August 2018) Novartis/Alcon will not discontinue the sale of Atropine 1% as they had previously announced. The decision came after consideration of the joint letter that was sent in May 2018 (below).

(May 2018) The Canadian Ophthalmological Society, the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and the CSPCP sent a joint letter to Novartis/Alcon, urging them to reconsider the upcoming discontinuation of Atropine.

View letter here